IDLY UPMA

When it’s raining and cold…

When you don’t feel like cooking an elaborate meal….

When you have left over idlies….

Idly upma is the solution.

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Here’s the recipe. It’ll take about 5-7 mins to cook.

SOURCE mom

INGREDIENTS

Left over idles – 5-6

Onion – 1 chopped

Green chilly – 1 sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Paneer – 50 gms cubed (optional)

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Broken Urad dal – 1 tsp

Channa dal – 1 TBsp

Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Oil – 1 TBsp

METHOD

Gather all the ingredients.

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Crumble the idles and set aside.

Heat oil in a wok.

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Throw in the mustard seeds. let it splutter.

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Followed by urad dal and chana dal.

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Saute in medium flame till the dal turns brown.

Throw in the chopped onion and green chilly, curry leaves. Saute.

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When the onions are 3/4th done, add turmeric powder and salt. Mix well.

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Add the dice paneer. Give it a good stir. Don’t cook the paneer for long. It’ll turn rubbery.

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Add the crumbled idlies. Mix well for few mins.

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WP_20150306_018Serve hot.

Enjoy 🙂

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AVALAKKI

Avalakki is a simple breakfast made from aval/poha. It’s popular in Karnataka.

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SOURCE Colleague

INGREDIENTS

Aval/Poha – 1 cup

Onions – 2 medium sized, sliced lengthwise

Green chilly – 1or 2, sliced

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Broken urad dal – 1 tsp

Channa dal/kadala paruppu – 1 TBsp

Tumeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Oil – 2 TBsp

Salt to taste

METHOD

  1. Wash the Poha/aval well in running water, till the water is clear. 3-4 times should do. Drain the water by placing the Poha/aval in a strainer.
  2. Heat oil in a wok.
  3. Add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  4. Add the urad dal and channa dal.
  5. When the dal turns brown, throw in the onions, green chilly and curry leaves.
  6. Saute till onions are done.
  7. Add tumeric powder and salt.
  8. Squeeze in the lime juice.
  9. Add the Poha/aval and stir gently for few mins. Approximately 2-3 mins.

Your healthy and easy breakfast is ready.

Serve hot with Pickle or ketchup or chutney.

Enjoy 🙂